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    December 26, 2012
    7:00 - 8:59am PST  

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. we have been tracking rain. where the heaviest is falling right now. >> four people stabbed inside an alameda apartment over night. the dispute police say led to the attack. >> overnight news from the east bay. how a car crash caused problems for thousands in the area. we are live in the south bay where stores are open early for afternoon christmas shopping. we will show you the sales. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. i'm brian flores. >> good morning. i'm claudine wong. we are back on storm watch this back here in the bay area there. have been several big downpours in the past few hours and mark
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joining us now to tell us what is happening now and what we can expect later today > >> the heaviest rain on live storm tracker 2. there is the live sweep showing you the current rainfall pattern and scatter around parts of the north bay. we will continue to show you this. just out toward san leandro. approaching san ramone, a few scattered rain showers, not to major for this part of the bay area. we will move the maps down closer to santa cruz, increasing rain closer to santa cruz and the south bay. you will seat yellows and reds flaring up. leafier rain, sunnyvale. all the areas, the yellows indicate the increase in the rainfall rates, also shifting the maps here, close in on fremont around stevenson boulevard and cherry street. especially the darker shades of green. they link up with heavier rain. with the downpours still a big part of the forecast for this
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morning, impact the roadways, we are out live in the field, we will have updates coming up. >> people in east palo alto continue to watch a levee that flooded homes earlier this week. despite steady rains the creek stayed quiet. crews stacked sandbags on the levee. flooding damaged seven homes and one is red tag. we will show you new video we just got. there is a winter storm warning and you can see caltrans crews trying to keep that roadway clear. higher elevations are seeing snow showers and chain controls in place, two to five inches of snow are expected throughout the day. yesterday a huge traffic jam on interstate 80 cause by accidents and temporary shut downs due to the snow affected thousands of travelers. >> it's all right. i don't mind the snow. i just -- we have been on the road since six.
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>> there were delays of at least two hours with chain controls extending further down the mountain. travel delays are likely today as well. a family fight turns no a stabbing. a woman stabbed four in alameda. we are live where the crime happened just hours ago. >> reporter: four people, members of the same family were taken to the hospital here after they were stabbed by a relative and it happened inside one of the units this units. one of those victims was transported to the hospital. a sergeant on scene said this started as a fight between two sisters. the woman who lives in the apartment parenty started stabbing her sister over visiting at the time. three other family members were also stabbed trying to break up the fight between the two. one of those victims was a teen
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girl, 14. i have called police, nobody has been able to give me updated information on conditions of those four stabbing victims. a sergeant on scene last night said that the woman who carried out the stabbing has been taken in to custody. live in alameda. >> power remains out for two dozen homes in oakland. a car crashed into two other vehicles before hitting a utility pole. that's off interstate 580. at first power was knocked out to 6800 pg&e customers bopping predicts power won't return until late this morning for the two dozen homes without power. police still looking for the driver of the first car who fled the scene. happening now, shoppers are headed to the malls to find post christmas sales. we are live in santa clara where retailers are welcoming that shopping rush. >> reporter: people have been coming into to check out the
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early bird specials and the sales. if you look at this right here. this is 75% off. if you look through the store its been open for the past two hours and its been relatively quiet but they expect to have foot traffic pick up as the morning goes on. customers started showing up when the doored opens. they wanted to beat the rush of people who would make returns and shopping for deals. it's also a huge shopping day for gift cards. retailers hope customers use them and spend more. analysts say this last week of december accounts for about 15% of the monthe sales and they hope to go out with a bang. one customer said his mom convinced him to wake up early to go shopping. >> she told me about the deals. i was like all right we have to go. i need sweaters. . >> reporter: how are you sales? >> pretty good. i'm liking them. >> reporter: holiday sales indicate the strength of the
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economy. a retail report released this week by mastercard showed that these last two months before christmas were the weakest since 2008 and that is what is helping drive prices down, for consumers. back out here live, coming up in the next hour of mornings on 2, we will head over to valley fair mall to check out what the traffic looks like there. reporting live. ktvu. >> and speaking of that, if you are going to work or the malls or the mountains, the roads are slick. let's go to tara. >> good morning. we have a lot of spin outs, a couple of them popped up on the chp website. we have one on northbound 101, another 80 eastbound at berkeley curve. ba aware. we can take a live look at highway 24, this is through
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lafayette. the tail lights are westbound traffic. next up a look at -- this is interstate 880, those headlights southbound traffic. no delays. 280 at split. the headlights northbound traffic toward santa clara. remember to drive slowly. >> reporter: having to reframe the live storm tracker 2 because of the rain source moving through rapidly. neat shot here look toward the bay. the bay bridge, cloud cover out there, cloud build up producing the rain showers and here is live storm tracker two. has been busy since 4:30. tracking the rainfall moving in to parts of marin. also to the -- around haywood to the south of oakland. haywood, union city, about to move into san ramone. solano scattered rain to report for this part of the bay area.
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bulk of the activity in the southern third of the bay area. you can see development out to the west. the yellows and reds, indicating the increase in the rainfall rates san jose to sunnyvale. out toward campbell, blossoo m hill road. increase in the rainfall and the possibility of hail with some thunderstorms. keep that in mind at least in the short term. as far as temperatures, its cool. mainly in the 40s to around 50. santa rosa in 40. haywood 48 and san jose around 46 degrees. forecast for today, cool showers this morning, we will hold on to the chance of showers right on in to the afternoon with temperatures only maxing out in the low to mid50s. yesterday's storm, that cold front, today we have the speckled clouds off shore. that's a signature of cold unstable air and that will sweep in to the area for today. we will hold onto the sun, passing clouds and heavier
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downpours. here is the forecast model, 10:00 showing you scattered rain showers, it's doing a good job keeping most of the activity in the south bay. at one and also by three this afternoon. the coverage onto decrease, we could have clearing skies by tonight. between seven and eight. forecast highs this afternoon on the cool side only in the low to mid50s for santa rosa, fremont and san jose and a look ahead to the five-day, scattered showers for wednesday. possibility of thunderstorms, dry for thursday, slight chance of a shower by friday but we bump up the chances by friday night this to saturday and fog first thing sunday morning. coming up a look at the sierra and more details on the winter storm warning the. >> thank you. a deadly storm is battering the south. where it's reached. >> and why many of you may have to hold off on filing income tax returns if congress doesn't avoid the fiscal cliff.
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. we are tracking downpour across parts of the bay area. here is the live camera looking toward mount diablo. take a look at live storm tracker two and show you the current rainfall pattern. >> and welcome back. the president is cutting his vacation short to face the fiscal cliff. is he leaving hawaii for washington tonight. if lawmakers don't come up with a deal before the deadline your tax refund could be delayed by months. we are live in the washington bureau to explain more. >> reporter: brian the irs said without a deal as many as 100 million taxpayers may be forced to wait until march to file their tax returns. congress has to vote on the wealth tax and it needs to be adjusted for inflation.
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both partisay they would agree to it but it's all tied up in the fiscal cliff mess. tax filing season starts next week but the irs would put a hold on that for some. officials would wait for a deal in the new year instead of doing serious reprogramming to their tax system. filing would then be pushed back to march for millions. with refunds coming much later than usual. especially for those who plan on paying off credit card bills that often pile up after the holidays. now all of this could be avoided a deal before the deadline monday night but some long time lawmakers fear it won't happen, more on that when i see you next. live in washington. >> oil prices started edging up arch the president announced he would return from vacation early so he could work on fiscal cliff negotiations. crude oil sells for almost $91 a barrel up nearly two dollars a barrel. it's expected to increase as hope rises that a budget deal
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can be reached before the deadline and that could keep the economy growing while no agreement may put the united states back into recession. >> several states are under blizzard warning this morning. this video is from little rock arkansas where a heavy snowstorm hit late last night and it's not the only thing causing problems. ed payne shows us the damage cause by tornadoes. >> look. that's a tornado. wow. >> reporter: skies over mobile turned ominous as the storms approached. homes, businesses and churches were damaged and residents ran for cover as it touched down. >> we stepped out and you could see it forming, doing its thing and then it came. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could and i was just praying for my safety and i knew that the truck was shaking. i just prayed that the truck stayed put and that god would protect me and the ones in the
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store. >> reporter: warnings blaired as severe weather moved through. >> right there. >> reporter: many grabbed cameras to catch what appeared to be funnel clouds forming. >> we have to hurry and get past. >> reporter: power firms say the winds knocked out power to more than 20,000 across the state. damage was widespread. is there were more than 30 reports of tornadoes. the day got off to a rough start in oklahoma. more than 20 vehicles were involved in an early morning accident that shut down interstate 40 just outside oklahoma city. the officials say at least ten people were taken to hospitals. texas got a double dose of bad weather. a 25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell unon his truck. snow covered the ground in longview and turned dallas into a winter wonderful land. blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. >> people flying home after christmas may be stranded. that storm is disrupting travel
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plans for airline passengers. snow, thunderstorms, sleet, tornadoes and high winds have grounded plains across the central united states. that's affected flights along both coasts. delays wracked up from dallas to new york. more than 400 flights were canceled by this morning. >> new this morning a major blow to the government of syria. the general of military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens of generals have left since the crisis started in march of last year he is one of the highest ranking officers to abandon the government. senate taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. it killed a security guard and two drivers. it injured six civilians. the base has been targeted by attacks in the past. egypt has a new
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constitution. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of such a ban. russian activists say it deprives children of the chance to leave orphanages. it's a response to a united states law calling for sanctions against russia. today marks the 8th anniversary of the quake and tsunami. survivors held prayer services. the un called it the worst natural disaster to hit thailand. tsunami's went through 14 countries. 200,000 people died. >> we are back on storm watch this day after christmas.
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mark is tracking a fast moving storm that has produced plenty of rain. >> and we check the return polesis of major stores. what you need to know before you return that unwanted gift. >> here is a look at bridge. you can see it's wet. we will let you know where we had spin outs this morning coming up next.
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. this is known as boxes day in places like canada. it's become a huge shopping day similar to black friday here in the united states. the malls in england and canada are already packed with shoppers. box ifing day has been a national holiday in england since 1871 and back then the british would celebrate with fox hunt. now that the gifts unwrapped and sorted in to the piles of perfect and maybe needs to be exchanged. before you head to the customer
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service count year at any store you want to check the policy. wal-mart has one of the most generous taking almost all items for 90 days. the exception for a lot of stores, electronics. . >> many items -- it's a lot simpler if the giver also included a gift receipt. >> harder to deal with without a receipt. they want to just give you a credit because if you get something with a lower price it's different. >> some people choose to avoid returns and exchanges all together. they take all things and regift them or donate them. >> stanford fans heading to this year's rose bowl game to seat cardinals battle wisconsin will find the stadium having a face lift. the big renovation project is taking longer than expected. the price tag has now gone to more than $180 million.
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the project managers say it won't be done until 2015. san jose state will play in the military bowl tomorrow. the spartans high scoring offense will face bowling green. that's a team that ranks 7th in defense. san jose has had a hard time playing with other high ranked defense this is season. still experts are predicting they will get the win. the military bowl is set to kick off tomorrow at noon. >> let's go back out to tara for sal this morning and i know we have had minor problems, things are wet. how does it look to you? >> reporter: the rain has caused a couple of problems in the napa area. lots of fallen trees, we have trees blocking roadways up there. just be careful when you are out and about especially on the country roads, let's go over to the maps where we can show you where we have a fallen tree at bear creek road. this is sort of off the beaten path. also an accident. highway 24 westbound.
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also we will watch that for you. up next a look at the toll plaza. you can see traffic is slowing in to the city. we were sort of keeping our fingers crossed it would stay this way and it has. no metering lights. 280, those headlights on the bottom portion of the screen are northbound toward santa clara. traffic is looking good. >> good morning to you. we are taking a live look outside where we have been dealing rain out there. here is the live camera looking toward san francisco. a few breaks in the clouds but those rain source moving through rapidly across the bay area. still the case right now. here we go with the maps showing you the live sweeps. you can seat enhancement in parts of the north bay. rainfall picking up south of nevado, those darker shades of green. even the yellows indicate the increase in rainfall rates. we will shift the maps, slow you more activity around the bay, not as much here but down
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toward pillar point for half moon bay and around the fremont area and parts of the east bay. this activity knocking on the doorsteps of livermore. wet pave helicopter on interstate 580. most of the activity in the south bay with the rainfall rates picking up for this part of the bay area. out toward saratoga. you can see the rainfall rate over an inch an hour. that's the estimate with the radar and the closer inspection toward saratoga. around campbell. around loss g atos. that's heavy rain out toward 17 as you can pick out here and we will continue to move the maps here. we will show you this as far as current temperatures, on the cool side. in addition to the rains, cool numbers out there, mainly in the 40s to the lower 50s. forecast headlines for today. the showers, possibility of a thunderstorm, a dry forecast for tomorrow, this weekend, we will be tracking showers on saturday, sunday will be dry
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but on the cool side. forecast for today, cool showers as we just showed you this morning, the chance into the afternoon, in fact a fairly good chance but the overall coverage should be -- here is the satellite radar, thunderstorm activity, at least the probability, the winter storm warning in place until 1 11:00. here is the updated model showing you this. keep the embroil will, the jacket. by 12:00 still scattered source, temperatures 47 to 52 and that chance by 4:00 this afternoon. these numbers onto cool side for afternoon highs, mainly in the low to mid50s and here is a look ahead at the five-day. it'll be dry on thursday, chance of a shower on friday, especially by friday night and into saturday. we will watch the radar and have another update. >> see you then. a woman shot during a church
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service in oakland. the woman's remarkable story and how she is doing this morning. >> and bay area drivers, waking up to wet roads this morning. the warning for this back to workday. >> and a reward for staying healthy. stay with us.
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. welcome back. bay area drivers returning to work after the holiday could face a tricky drive. today's showers could be more troubles on already rain soaked roads. we are live on the haywood side of the bridge with more on that. >> reporter: good morning. the clouds will dark gray above us but there is no sign of rain right now here on the bridge. you can see traffic is moving rather smoothly this morning. maybe because some people are still on vacation. those lucky folks still on vacation. let's take a look at conditions in the south bay, this is video from santa clara just a short time ago. they are get age light steady rain on this day after christmas morning drive. and over at the haywood airport this is video from news chopper 2, also a light rain coming down over there. chp said there were several crashes overnight, across the bay area, last year during the winter holiday season in california, 14 people were
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killed in traffic accidents. half of those people were not wearing seatbelts. remember to buckle up. slow down and allow yourself extra time for the morning drive today. we are expecting scattered rain source, throughout the morning. live on the bridge,. >> crews in the north bay are looking for the cause of a water main break that happened near midway lane yesterday afternoon. crews shut off water and then closed traffic in the area but no word on the cause. caltrans is making emergency repairs on lieway one after a major rock slide. it happened sunday afternoon. a 60-foot section of that roadway is damaged and caltrans said its hoping to have at least one lane open this week. >> we are learning more about the death of a ski patrol member killed in a controlled avalanche. it happened at the alpine
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meadows ski resort. bill foster and others had set off explosives to trigger the avalanche but it broke much wider than expected burying foster in the snow. the resort said he was one of its most experienced with 28 years on the job. in the lassen national forest a man was found alive before being stranded for five- days. the 27-year-old set out for a hike one week ago but got stranded by a snowstorm. he spent three nights outside in his tent before he found a cabin and broke into stay warm. the sheriff's helicopter finally found him on monday. rescuers say if he hadn't broken into that cabin he probably wouldn't have survived. >> a missing woman is also back with her family this morning after being stranded in the mountains for 24 hours. a search team found her in a forest near santa cruz on monday. she was attending a religious
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concomprehensive but at some point she got confused then lost. . >> only on two a woman who was shot in a church on christmas e version e was protecting the children around here when she was hit. friends say she was trying to shield her children as bullets came through the walls of the church. we spoke with the church's pastor about her actions during his sermon. >> reporter: she is trying to protect the child from a junkie -- that's why the bullets got -- probably. >> reporter: the woman is in stable condition and is expected to recover. police say a man shot outside the church is also in stable condition. we do not know if he was the gunman's intended victim but witnesses don't believe the church was the target. >> a shooting claimed a 32- year-old man in west oakland. police found dozens of shell
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casings on 24th and chestnut where the victim was gunned down yesterday afternoon. investigators say the gunman fired at the victim from a car. the victim ran away but the shooter followed him and shot at him again n time fatally striking him. a 23-year-old woman is scheduled to be arraigned today in a hit and run that killed i had woman on san francisco's twin peaks. prosecutors say the woman was drunk when she drove a car in a group of four. a woman died from her injuries, two others were hurt but are expected to live. >> you can now go online and seat names of five thousand people expelled from the boy scouts due to expected sexual abuse. the times published the database that goes from 1947 to 1991. it includes doctors, teachers and priests. bay area reports includes san francisco, san jose, piedmont and san rafael. the times said awareness has increased over the years but
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also said that the scouts failed to report many allegations to police and the public. they kept that record of suspected abusers to stop them from rejoining. a manhole cover explosion shut down streets but nobody was hurt. it happened last night near the corner of third and mission. pg&e said it was caused by an underground vault fire. the intersection was closed to traffic while crews put the fire out. >> money should be less of a problem in the new year for california schools. now that voter as proved higher taxes for higher education the governor wants to give school districts greater control over how they spend money and increase funding for low income and minority districts. he is expected to outline the proposals in his january budget. california's request for a waiver from no child left behind has been denied. that leaves california as one of a handful of states required to keep working toward goals that most teachers say are not
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achievable. the government said california's refusal to look at teachers based on student achievement test score social security partly to blame. >> san francisco is considering a plan to reward city works for making healthy choices. leaders looking for ways to cut the medical costs of employees. a new study shows two thirds of city workers considered the healthiest are over weight. paying them a bonus for exercising and eating right could cost less in the long run. >> we had delays on the roads and now there is delays on mass transit as well. let's go to tara. . >> reporter: good morning. caltrans with a 30 to 45 minute delays due to a glitch. they had problem problems with the signals we also have accidents to report. we have the shoulder blocked there, doesn't seem to be
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causing problems, same story, 101 northbound at oregon expressway. 880 near the coliseum. you can see traffic slowing down. finally at the east shore freeway you can see traffic on the left hand side of the screen ask moving well as you make your way toward the bay bridge toll plaza. >> good morning. we have been tracking fast moving downpour across parts of the bay area. here is the live camera be log toward the walnut creek area where we have a lot of cloud cover. a bit of a breeze, wind from ten to 20 miles an hour. as far as -- you can seat coverage scattered about the area. as i said heavier rain that will impact the ride this morning. development with in the past few minutes toward parts of marin across the richmond san rafael bridge. rainfall rates have been picking up toward richmond.
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move the maps to the south and east. not as much action to report but around the livermore area and scattered about to the west of fremont. bulk of the action focused in southern third of the area toward the santa cruz mountains and santa clara. we zoom in here. we show you -- this one cell just moves so quickly it was over loss gatos, now a decrease in the rainfall. this has drifted out to the south and east. speaking of the south down toward morgan hill, rain here. around 101, just to the north of gilroy. as far as current temperatures, they are on the cool side. we have the downpours and chilly numbers to contend with. for wednesday morning, a lot of 40s. warmest locations, around 51 degrees toward oakland, san jose at 46, we have the rainfall yesterday with yesterday's cold front. today we have the circulation out here in the pacific and some speckled cloud cover. that is cold, unstable air.
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for today, we will have basically what we have right now. clouds, breaks in the clouds and quick moving rain showers across the area, the forecast model shows us that at ten this morning, holding on to the chance, right on into the afternoon. even the possibility of a thunderstorm, but by later today by mid to late afternoon in to the evening we will scale back on the coverage and the probability throughout the day for wednesday and tomorrow. the key, headline tomorrow it'll be dry. lots of 50s. san francisco 53, livermore 52 and napa52. here say look ahead. the five day forecast. it'll be dry. partly cloudy, morning fog for thursday. we bring in the chance of a shower on friday. especially by friday night. lasting into saturday. and then sunset, the second half should be dry. >> the wet weather means a water supply for the summer ahead. the water district said the storms have filled south bay
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reservoir others to 102% of normal. the district operates ten in santa clara. the sea lion is enjoying life back in the ocean. workers to the mammal center released her in the head lands. there she goes taking off. this is on monday. there was a small crowd of on lookers watching her. she was found malnourished with bite marks on her neck last month. she was transferred to marin where she was finally nursed back to health. a boat believed to have been washed out to see during the tsunami is now in hawaii. it washed on shore and crabs and green muss els also showed up with it. there is some concern those could hurt native species so that boat will be taken to the base yard and japan will be contacted to try if find in the
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owner wants it. the chilling message from a man who shot and killed two firefighters. and the find in the ashes of his burned out home. and did he break the law on air? the journeyist under investigation. well, well, well.
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snoot dow is up but the nasdaq and s and p are down even though we have the report that showed the home price index better than expected. this fiscal cliff is still making traders nervous. this may turn out to be a disappointing season for
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retailers. any new report shows retail sales are up just 7 tenths of one percent from last year. that's after early predictions said they would jump 3%. the lower figure would mean this was the weakest growth for november and december retail sales since the recession started back in 2008. netflix said its systems all back up and running normally. that's after an outage that started christmas e version e and ran through christmas morning and it kept many customers using the video streaming service. netflix said the problem started with amazon's wireless service but what happened is still under investigation. this is though the third time this year that the service has interfered netflix. the reare financing program could expand. the expansion would include borrowers whose mortgages aren't currently backed by fannie play or freddie mac. adds those who have under water
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mortgaged could also be eligible. >> average people prices are up more than 4% in the 20 largest markets. prices in the san francisco area are up even more. prices jumped 8.9% in october compared to the same time the year before. they also -- that bucked the national trend for values dipped compared to december. the bay area is starting to see more than economic growth in the tech sector. construction is the fastest growing industry in the bay area according to the state's employment, development department. it's added nearly 11,000 jobs in the past year. growth is spilling past the south bay into san francisco, san mateo and marin. samsung is getting involved in another legal battle. this time the south korean giant is asking courts to ban
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eriksson products. they said the company's products infringe on seven of its patents. >> the president's second inauguration is expected to draw a smaller crowd. normally they are usually not as crowded. 800,000 are expected to visit dc on january 21st. that's far less than the 2 million that flooded the national mall in 2009. russian lawmakers are trying to punish those who try to scalp tickets for the 2014 olympics and they passed a bill calling for up to $30,000 in fines for anyone caught illegally selling tickets to the games. the russian president still has to sign that bill. >> the season is known for being joyous but less mes was number one on christmas day.
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the film took in $17.5 million yesterday. that beat expectations for the movie. the second most popular movie was django unchained. executives say more spent time in theaters than forecast on christmas day. the director of rise of the guardians has a lot to celebrate. even though his movie wasn't among the top five for christmas. he is the first african american director of a major animated movie. he said though he grew up just miles hollywood he couldn't imagine how movies were made. now besides getting $145 million to create a epic movie one of his joy s is inspiring kids. >> a bay area video game company joined force was gunman
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factors to promote the release of a game and the guns used in it. back in october ea of redwood released it's latest medal of honor game. the game's promotion included a website featuring its gunman facing partners. that made rifles, magazine clips and other assault weapon accessories. all new study by a peace group claims state was tough gun laws have fewer gun related deaths. they site a report that finds states known for gun control laws such as connecticut, california and hawaii have fewer killings per capita. state gun right supporters had argued that the school shooting in connecticut demonstrated that gun laws don't work. police in washington dc are investigating a tv news host for showing an illegal gun clip on the air. david gregory held up what looked like a 30 round gun magazine on nbc's meet the press on sunday.
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it happened during an interview. the investigation started after groups pointed out washington dc bans possession of such magazines. funerals have been scheduled sun and monday for the two firefighters who were shot and killed responding to a fire in new york on christmas e version. there are new details on the shooting. a body believed to be that of the sooter's sister was found in the burned house. he set the home on fire to lure firefighters. he killed two and injured two others. he also left a note that -- police chief read about his plans. >> i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best, killing people. >> police say that the note didn't indicate his motive. they say that he had three guns including a semi-automatic
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rifle. >> it appearance john mcafee is spending the week in great britain. he posted on a blog that said he is safe in the country where he grew up. he was born new england. he had been hiding from authorities in belize where he had been living. he is wanted for questioning in the suspicious death of a neighbor. >> coming up, a gift from muni. the reason passengers will be able to board for free this coming friday. >> and what one city wants you to do with your old tree.
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. holiday celebrations continue this morning at san francisco's glide memorial church. volunteers served up to 5,000 meals yesterday. they hope to keep the spirit going today with the special day after christmas breakfast. meals are being served right
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now. san francisco muni has a gift for its riders. the agency will offer free rides on friday to celebrate it's 100th year in service. passengers will be able to ride buses, light-rail as well as cable cars without paying. the free rides start at 5:00 a.m. on friday and will last through 5:00 a.m. on saturday. >> dc transit hopes many will make riding the bus their new year's resolution. they are starting a contest. rider who come up with the best reasons to take the bus could win prices. those include gift certificates to east bay restaurants, movie theaters and stores. the contest ends january 11th. laterred to the city of san francisco will officially kickoff it's recycling program. it'll promote the program by running trees through that giant wood chipper. this was last year. last year the city recycled more 560-tons of trees. this year crews will start collecting trees left on
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curbsides on january 2nd. >> and kwanza starts today. the holiday honors african american heritage and culture. it was created in 1966. the city of san francisco will host celebrations all week long. the first event starts today at noon. >> if you are a lucky one who doesn't have to work, not shopping, can snuggle up and stay in bed that seems good. if you are hitting the roads it'll be slower. >> that's right. there is all the rain. have you to go more slowly. we have in san francisco, 1401 at 280 split a car in the ditch. 280 southbound at the bird on- ramp we have a solo vehicle spin out. roadways planning to report at 880 southbound at the davis street off ramp. the rain him packing your morning. here is a look at the golden gate bridge. a little bit of fog but the drive looks good. 880 near the coliseum traffic is flowing well. if we can take -- there you go.
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you can see that the rain not a problem. the roadways seem to be dry. the sun actually looks like its starting to come up. 680, different story. we have these sort of pockets of rain and it'll sneak up. >> that's right. that's been the theme all morning long with the fast moving showers. here is the live camera. we had a rainbow stand by and it faded. you can see as we pan the camera, lots of cloud cover. breaks in the cloud asks still rapidly moving showers. here we go with the multiple sweeps. showing you the current rainfall pattern and over the past 15, 20 minutes development especially toward the southern portions of marin, closer to mill valley. you can see -- heading across the richmond bridge and also out toward the berkeley and emoryville area. you can see toward 580, the
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darker shades of green. reflect the increase the rainfall rates toward berkeley, telegraph avenue, sacramento street and carlson boulevard. backing the maps out again to get the better perspective. approaching lafayette. that rain band not to faraway. here is the perspective of the southern half, rain source in the santa cruz mountains as we come in tighter. looks like a increase in the rainfall rates just to the north and west. out toward the saratoga area. the activity been decreasing a bit over the past few minutes and panning the maps south toward gilroy and morgan hill, heavier rain showing up on 101. wet ride from morgan hill toward san martin. as far as temperatures we will hold on to the showers from the forecast. the bulk of the activity for the first half of the day by late this afternoon in -- we will scale back on the proper
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ability. tomorrow will be dry. a chance of a shower by thursday, by friday night, chance of a shower by friday night and into saturday. second part of the weekend should be dry. we will watch the radar next hour or so watching all those heavy downpours. >> okay. thank you. overnight news we have been following, how a car crash caused problems for thousands. >> and holiday violence in the east bay. a family christmas party in alameda that turned violent sending several people to the hospital. . the bargins and what it looks like the day after christmas.
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. complete bay area news coverage continues. . >> good morning. welcome back. >> good morning. i'm brian flores. dave clark isu. it's wednesday december 26th. we are back on storm watch this week in the bay area. there have been several big downpours. mark tells you what we can expect. >> reporter: we have been
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tracking the fast moving downpours across parts of the area. here we go. there is the live doppler sweep and we will start in the south bay down toward morgan hill and gilroy. increase in the rainfall rates. moving the maps, out toward loss gatos. heavier rain along 17. if you are -- rainfall, at least heavier rain toward the summit. shifting the maps here closer to san francisco, parts of san francisco, experiences wet roadways here, especially toward the marina, the heavier stuff is toward the golden gate bridge and extending toward parts of the east bay. around oakland and berkeley -- some -- moderate downpours for this part of the area. for the rest of the north bay still showers up in parts of marin and sonoma, we will hold on to the possibility of a fairly good bet of rain shower activity throughout the day today but changes for tomorrow.
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impact on the roadways, more updates in just a few. >> all right. people in east palo alto continue to watch a newly repaired levee. despite rain the creek stayed quiet last night. crews stacked sandbags on the left levee that failed. in this is new video of snow in the sierra. there is a winter storm warning right now. higher elevations seeing snow showers and chain controls are also in place. two to five inches of snow are expected throughout the day. yesterday human traffic jam on interstate 80 caused by accidents and temporary shut downs due to snow affected thousands. >> it's all right. i don't mind the snow. i just -- we have been on the road since six. >> there were delays of at least two hours as chain controls kept extending farther down the mountain. the national weather service
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said travel delays likely. >> police are investigating a holiday stabbing. a family fight escalated when a woman pulled a knife on a relative. we are live in alameda where the woman was taken into custody. >> reporter: good morning. police sergeant told us that the woman stabbed a total of four people inside one of the units here at the apartment complex. . want to show you video from last night. this is video of one of the victims being taken to the hospital. a sergeant said that this started with a fight. the woman in the apartment grabbed a knife and started stack her sister who was over visiting. several other family members tried to break up the fight, and three other people ended up being stabbed. one of them was a teen girl. in the end four people were transported to the hospital. i have called the police this morning looking for updates on the conditions.
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i haven't been able to get new information as far as their conditions goes. we do understand a sergeant out here told us that the woman who police believe carried out the stabbing has been arrested. >> power remains out for about two dozen homes. a car crashed into two other vehicles before slamming into utility poles in the area of 73rd and edward's avenue. that's off interstate 580. at first power was knocked out to 6800 customers, most of them are back on but power is not going to return until late this morning for about two dozen homes. oakland police still looking for the driver of the first car who fled that scene. >> happening now, christmas is over and now shoppers out searching for sales. we are live in valley fair mall. >> reporter: the doors opened here at valley fair about an
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hour ago. it's really not bad out here. there are plenty of places to park out here. i just poked my head in a short time ago and it's very light foot traffic inside. earlier this morning we were at the kohl's store which opened at five. they are just one of many retailers offering deep discounts, some are slashing prices by 60 to 70% off. stores are trying to get rid of unsold inventory. that's what is helping lower prices for consumers. one customer didn't mind getting up early to shop. >> i was trying to beat the christmas rush. do my returns and shop without having a lot of people to mull over. >> reporter: mastercard poll tracks holiday sales, it showed sales the two months before christmas were the weakest since 2008. they grew just .7% compared to last year but analysts expected sales to grow up to 4%. today is going to be a big day
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for people to use their gift cards and also make returns. retailers are hoping that they will just -- when they -- make exchanges they will buy more than they planned. same with the gift cards. right now is the time to come if you don't want to deal with any crowds because plenty of places to park and you don't really have to fight the crowds and have people pushing around. reporting live. >> thank you. we have been talking about the rain. there is also mass transit problems on caltrain? >> that's right. the 220 southbound train is being canceled because of a lack of crew and equipment. we also have system wide delace of up to 40 minutes. give yourself extra time if you need to take caltrain. and just about four minutes ago, caltrans closed the davis street off ramp tew to flooding. this is the live look north of there in oakland. no delays to report there.
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all right. 280 halt 880 split. 101 through san francisco you can see it's kind of hazy and looks like the rain has picked up again. for more on the bay area weather let's check in with mark. >> that's a good observation. the rain has been picking up. even closing in on san francisco. here is the live camera looking toward alameda. a bit of a break in the cloud cover. i suspect we will have more breaks in the cloud deck into the afternoon hours. right now on live storm tracker 2 there goes the live doppler sweep. a lot of the activity right now focused in the south bay toward gilroy and morgan hill. that's around san martin. shifting the maps toward sunnyvale and loss gatos, we had heavier rain show up on the radar for this part of the area and more development out toward the west. move the maps here. san francisco, some coverage on
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the increase heading out toward the bay bridge. extending across the bridge, along oakland and berkeley. in the north bay, more developments, nevado. scattered showers, tracking not much in the way of coverage in contra coasta. still a few rain showers nearby. as far as current temperatures, off to a cool start this wednesday morning in the 40s to the 50s. even 39 degrees in santa rosa, napa at 47, livermore, 46 degrees. we have the cold front. that's responsible for the rainfall yesterday. today, as we zoom in, you can seat speckled clouds off shore. that is a signature of cold air, cold unstable air and that's the source of more showers and the potential for a few thunderstorms. here is the forecast model keeping the showers around for this morning, off and on and into the eay portion of the afternoon at 12:00. notice by late this afternoon we may be able to scale back on
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the coverage. into the evening hours slight chance of a shower and it'll set the stage for a break. dry weather for thursday. temperatures for this afternoon mainly in the 50s. santa rosa around 51. san jose 54 and antioch 53. look ahead, azotized tomorrow will be dry but friday a weak system approaches, that could generate a few showers, especially by late friday afternoon and into friday night. showers likely for saturday, especially for the morning hours and the second half of the weekend will be dry. coming up a look at the tahoe forecast, winter storm warning still in effect. >> several states from arkansas to kentucky are under blizzard warnings. videos little rock where a heavy snowstorm hit last night. snow is not the only thing causing problems in the south. the damage caused by tornadoes. >> my god. that's a tornado. wow. >> reporter: skies over mobile
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alabama turned ominous as the storms approached. homes, businesses and churches were damaged, and residents ran for cover as it touched down. >> we stepped out and you could see it forming, doing its thing and then it came behind the church. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could and i was just praying for my safety and i knew that the truck was shaking, i just prayed that the truck stayed put and that god would protect me and the ones in the walgreens. >> reporter: tornado warnings blaired as the weather moved through the city. >> its right there. >> reporter: many grabbed cameras to catch what appeared to be funnel clouds forming. >> we have to hurry and get past it. >> reporter: alabama power officials say the wins knocked out power to more than 20,000 people across the state. damage was widespread. there were more than 30 reports of tornadoes from texas to alabama. the day got off to a rough start in oklahoma. more than 20 vehicles were involved in an early morning
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accident that shut down interstate 40. the officials say at least ten people were taken to hospitals. texas got a double dose of bad weather. a 25-year-old man was killed after a tree fell on his truck. snow covered the ground in longview and turned dallas into a winter wonderful land. blizzard warnings stretch from arkansas to pennsylvania. >> sfo oakland and san jose aren't reporting problems right now. a massive winter storm is wrecking travel plans across the country. severe weather conditions such as snow and sleet have grounded flights from dallas to new york. more than 400 whether canceled by six this morning. >> at least one big american business is taking a stand on the fiscal cliff. starbucks is telling workers and deliver in the washington dc area. >> and a television announcement that shocked the world. a defection in the syria
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government.
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. tracking clouds and downpours this morning across parts of the bay area that limb pact the ride at least in the short term. here is the live camera. breaks in the clouds, we will take the updated look in just a few minutes. >> there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to the fiscal cliff. we are live in the washington dc bureau with the latest. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act immediately taxes will go up on all americans
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next tuesday. senate members are scheduled to get back to work tomorrow but there is no timetable for the house. many lawmakers pessimistic they will reach a deal. the president and the senate agreed to race taxes on houses making more than $250,000 a year. if the republican controlled house that's holding out. the house speaker wants a tax increase only for those making a million dollars or more. joe lieberman feel we will go over the cliff. >> it would be the biggest consequencal act of congressional irresponsibility in a long time. >> reporter: the current congress is only in session until january 3rd. there is no deal by then, nearly 100 new members of congress woulden heart the problem. >> thank you. starbucks ceo is pushing federal lawmakers to resolve
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the fiscal cliff. he ask asking workers at all 120 washington stores to write come together on every cup they hand to customers thursday and friday. he said he wants to send a message to lawmakers to find common ground and fix the issue. they will also take out ads in the post and new york times with the same message. oil prices started eing up after the president announced he would return from vacation early to work on the fiscal cliff. oil ensiles for almost $91 a barrel. that's up nearly two dollars barrel. >> japan's new prime minister has just been confirmed. he is the 7th in six years. it's not the first time he has held the title. >> reporter: a remarkable come
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back is now complete here in japan. elect on wednesday, follows his party's landslide win in general elections earlier this month. he has now taken the reigns and revealed his cabinet revealing the former prime minister who will be deputy prime minister and finance minister. as the 58-year-old returns to the top post that he left in 2007, his to do list this time is very long. front is and seven certify -- front and center is the economy that is in recession. many will be watching to see how he handles high tensions with china as the two countries spar over disputed islands. as well as north korea which deidentified the international community launching a rocket that skirted japan's territory. there is also japan's energy
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policy with him suggesting nuclear power will stay on the table despite ongoing troubles. >> new, a major blow to the syria government. the general of the military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens have left since the crisis started he is one of the highest ranging to abandon the government. the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in eastern afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. the blast killed a security guard and two delivery truck drivers. officials say the base has been targeted by attacks in the past. egypt has a new constitution. the president signed the constitution into law more than ten million voted to support it. more than two thirds didn't participate in the vote.
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critics say it passed to fast. human rights watch said it protects some rights and undermines others. >> the president of russia could decide if americans could be ban from adopting russian children. today police in moscow detained protesters who demonstrated against it. they say that the bill hurts children of a chance to leave orphanages. it's a pay back for a new united states law calling for sanctions against russia ans found to have violated human rights. today to the anniversary of the indian ocean quake and tsunami. they remembered the victims of that disaster. the un called it is worst natural disaster to hit thailand. tsunami's went through 14 countries in the area. 200,000 people lost their lives. southern thailand is dealing another natural disaster. severe thunderstorms are flooded tens of thousands of
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homes, water levels nearly reached the waists of children. the military is dispatching boats to deliver relief supplies but some zones to remote and isolated for help to arrive. >> the rush is onto get back to malls on christmas. today all about getting something and it's about taking something back as well. guidelines shoppers need to know. >> and we he are back on storm watch this day after christmas. doesn't look bad right there. mark said we would have blue skies but he is also tracking a fast moving storm that's produced plenty of rain. . >> here say look at the toll plaza. traffic food here but we have a couple of incidents to report in the oakland area. well, well, well.
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. this different is known as boxing day in places like the united kingdom. it's become a huge shopping day, similar too black friday. the males in -- malls are already packed with shoppers. its been a national holiday since 1871. many bosses would send gifts to workers across england. once the papers are all wrapped up some started planning what they will do with the gifts that aren't among their favorites. most stores allow some returns but polesis vary from store to store. wal-mart and target allow returns up to 90 days after the
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purchase and cosco has no time limit but on electronics. some say they never return gifts but others say they have it down to a science. >> make it in, say you that don't want it and they exchange it or -- they usually give you store credit. they won't give you money back. >> don't take it back, that's rude, just give it to someone else. >> may work. other people say instead of trading something they donate their unwanted gifts to charity. >> stanford fans headed to this year's rose ball game to see the cardinals battle wisconsin. the stadium is having a face lift but the big project is taking longer than expected. project managers say it's not going to be finished until 2015. san jose state will play in the military bowl. it'll face bowling green. a team that ranks 7th in the
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nation. experts prwill come away with the win. the military bowl is set to kick off tomorrow at noon. >> should be a lot of fun. we are keeping track on the traffic. we understand there is caltrain delays. >> up to an hourlong and this is because of a system wide mechanical failure. trains in the north and southbound direction are impacted. we have a lot of spin outs in the san francisco and oakland area. in oakland a crash, at the 80 interchange. accident 880 southbound. finally this flooding. you cannot use it so you will have to use the exit before or
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after. all right. up next we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaz where we have quite a bit of cloud cover. as you make the drive toward sunnyvale. >> good morning. very busy morning out there tracking the rain. live camera looking toward the bay bridge and some cloud cover here. san francisco out in the distance. there is the tower and some breaks in the clouds as well. this area few minutes ago reporting rain shower activity. around monterey road. we will move the maps to the west and still activity toward
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scotts valley. loss gatox approaching san jose. this has been the hot spot in the past one to two hours, moderate to heavy rain. around the loss gatos area, outside of saratoga. this will be the one cell we have been watching, over san francisco, a few minutes ago now, at least on the western received the san mateo bridge. shifting the maps. we will back the maps out and show you again activity in the area. as far as the forecast we showed you the showers. 40 to 48 degrees. in to the afternoon a good bet of more shower activity but we scale back on the coverage and the possibilities. especially by late this afternoon.
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into the evening. that will set the stage for a break tomorrow. thursday will be dry. another weather system approaches for friday. we will increase the chances by friday night. lasting into saturday, especially for saturday morning, second half of the weekend, should be dry. >> thank you. >> a woman shot during a holiday church service. her remarkable story and how she is doing. >> rain moving across the bay area, this day after christmas. we will show you conditions from the east bay to the south bay. >> and some tense moments in downtown san francisco. what caused an underground explosion. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how?
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. how does it look like out there? >> it's ominous clouds above me and just a light drizzle coming down on the bridge. you can see traffic is moving rather smoothly. let's go head and take a look at santa clara. they got a little bit of rain on this drive. also a light rain over there this morning. chp says there were several crashes overnight across the bay area. during the winter holiday, 14 people were killed in traffic accidents. half of those people weren't wearing seatbelts. remember to buckle up, slow
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down and allow yourself extra time. . a major rock slide near big sur. caltrans hopes to have one lane open. >> we are learning mop about the death of a ski patrol member killed in an avalanche. it happened on monday. the resort said the 53-year-old bill foster and other members of the ski patrol set off explosions but it broke much
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wider than expected, burying fossor in the snow. the resort said he was one of its most experienced with 28 years on the job. in the lass, n national forest a man was found alive after being stranded for five- days. he set out for a hike one week ago. he was stranded by a snowstorm many he spent three nights outside in a tent before he finally found a cabin and broke inside to stay warm. a sheriff's helicopter found him on monday. rescuers say -- he probably wouldn't have survived. >> a missing woman is back with her family after being stranded in the mountains after being stranded for 24 hours.
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teresa has trying to shield her kids bullets came through the walls of the church. we spoke with the church's pastor about how he is feeling given what's happened. >> were you scared to go back? >> a little bit. i have to go. i serving god, i have to go back. >> reporter: the pastor said he counted seven or eight shots through the wall of the church. one bullet even ended up in an empty stroller. another man was shot outside the church. we don't know if he was the intended target. >> a christmas day shooting claimed the life of a 32-year- old man in west oakland. police found dozens of shell casings for the victim was gunned down. investigators say the gunman fired -- no arrests have been
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made. a 23-year-old is also scheduled to be arraigned in a crash that killed a woman on twin peaks. the times published database from 1947 to 1991, showing those who abused boy scouts. reports come from the cities of san francisco, and san rafael. the scouts failed to report many allegations to police and the public. the boy scouts kept that record of suspected abusers to stop them from rejoining. a manhole cover explosion shut streets in san francisco but fortunately nobody was hurt and nobody lost power. the blast happened around 5 last night near the corner of
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third and mission streets. pg&e said that it was caused by an underground vault fire. the intersection was closed to traffic while crews put the fireo. >> money should be less of a problem in the new year for california schools now that voters have approved higher taxes for education. the governor still wants to overhaul the system. he wants to increase funding for some districts. he is expected to outline the proposals in his budge. california's request for a waiver from no child left behind has now been denied by the government. that leaves california one of a hand of states required to keep working toward goals that most say are not achievable. the government said california's refusal toe value teachers based on test score social security partly to blame. >> a recent survey fund two thirds of the healthiest
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workers over weight. . >> we have several spin outs in the area and we want to mention that caltrans, they are experiencing delays of up to over an hour. be sure you give yourself extra time. right now let's take a look at highway four. this is bay point. you can see that traffic is flowing well westbound as you make your way toward concord. up next a look at highway 24, look at n the sun is out. it just depends on where you are. there is rain in some spots, sunny and bright in others. the traffic here as you make your way toward the tunnel and -- the hills, looking good.
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finally, san mateo bridge you can see that it's different story here. you have a lot of fog and the roads are wet. take it slowly. 8:35, let's check in with mark. can't believe what a difference between one city and another. >> just a different camera angle, different weather picture. here is the picture right now. cloud cover out there. breaks in the clouds and tracking down tours. even in san francisco right now. here is the latest on the live storm tracker two. we will show you the -- zoom in and show you activity in the mountains. the yellows and reds may be ebagg era ted still heavier downpours, closer to loss gatos. beginning to shift out to the south and east. also right around the bay, we just showed you the san mateo bridge.last traffic check. you can see the rain showers overhead. haywood, across the bridge, san francisco, here we go. activity over the past few minutes, developing, around the
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marina. just approaching over the next few minutes, up in the north bay, scattered about parts of sonoma, marin and out toward the richmond san rafael bridge. this activity beginning to scoot out to the south and east of richmond. as far as current numbers its cool, mainly in the 40s to 50s. santa rosa 39, concord 44. this morning some cool showers, temperatures mainly in the 40s into the afternoon hours, sun cloud mix and a fairly good bet of shower activity, especially into the early portion of the afternoon. yesterday of course we had all the moderate to heavy rain. today we have this. we have the cold part of the storm, the speckled clouds, you can see off shore. that is the cool unstable air. that will be the source of more half activity for this morning and possibly in to the early portion of the afternoon. a winter storm warning in place
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for the sierra again until 11:00 this evening. snow fall today about four to eight inches and now levels above 3500 feet. great news for the skiers, improving conditions toward the sierra for tomorrow. here is the forecast model showing you this at 12:00. still scattered showers. really starts to scale back on the coverage and the possibility by late this afternoon and in to the evening. that will set the stage for a dry weather pattern for thursday. tomorrow morning fog. for friday another chance of a few showers, especially by late afternoon into the evening hours, showers likely into saturday with the second half of the weekend on sunday. that will be dry, temperatures remain cool. >> the silver lining in the wet weather means water supply for the summer ahead. the valley water district said the storms have identified south bay reservoirs to 102% of normal for this time of year. the district operates ten
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reservoirs in santa clara county. they supply 25%. >> kiki the sea lion is enjoying life back in the ocean. worker released her in the head lands on monday. there were a small crowd of on lookers. she was found with a bite mark on her neck america. she was transferred to marin where she was finally now issued back to health. a boat believed to have been washed out to sea during the japan tsunami is now in hawaii crabs and green muss els also showed up with it and there is concern that they could have hurt native species. officials will take the boat to the base yard and contact the consulate. >> a crash on christmas eve when many were ready to watch holiday movies.
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what's happening now with netflix? >> and a new report on how much national home prices have gone up in the last year. . >> we are live in santa clara where people are up early and out shopping the day after christmas. we will show you some of the bargins and what the foot traffic looks like.
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. the dow just under 50 points. looks like traders not liking the fiscal cliff. we know the president is headed back to washington early tomorrow morning to try to deal with the talks. market not that happy. >> time now 8:43. let's get you updated on the top stories. four people were taken to the hospital after a family christmas party in alameda ended in a stabbing. an argument between two sisters be he came violent when one grabbed a knife and stabbed the other. during it three others were hurt. the sister was later arrested. at least six deaths blamed on the weather sweeping through the south. right now several states from arkansas to kentucky are under blizzardings.
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the president and congress will try one more time to reach a deal before falling off the fiscal cliff. the president will cut his vacation short. >> happening now bargin hunters out looking for a day after christmas sale. we are live at the valley fair mall to tell us about those deals. >> reporter: hi. if you have something to return or you need to use a gift card it's a good time to come. there are plenty of spots where you can park and i just walked inside in to the mall and it's not crowded at all. at the valley fair mall the stores all opened at 7:00 a.m. people wanted to take advantage of the after christmas sale. traffic this morning was light. kohl's opened up even earlyer at 5:00 a.m. they were trying to lure people with early bird deals. it's one of many retailers offering deep discounts.
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? one woman wasn't impressed when she shopped. did you find anything? was --. >> actually one of the things i needed to exchange is now full price and i'm not, last year's deal was better. >> reporter: polls showed that sales of two months before were the weakest since 2008. they grew just .7% compared to last year but analysts had expected sales to grow up to 4%. it really depends on who you talk to as far asa if he think it's a good deal or bargin. traffic is very light. i can't promise it'll still be like that at noon. of course it's expected all these spots are expected to fill up with people who are just waking up late and planning to head out to the mall later. reporting live. ktvu. >> she is getting a break from the rain but it's raining over -- there we go. at the bridge.
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these are live pictures right now where you can see roadways are wet. mark is tracking the storm. >> new report shows holiday shopping was weaker than forecast sales in the two moss before christmas increased just .7%. the new report shows growth was the weakest its been since 2008. netflix said it's still investigating what happened yesterday but it blames a server used by amazon for interrupting its service for the third time. it affected users across the united states, canada and latin america. in the federal mortgage program could expand.
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it would include those who mortgages aren't backed by fannie mayor freddie mac. those who have under water mortgages could be also eligible. >> home prices rose more than expected in october. the report released shows the average price for a home in the 20 largest markets was up 4.3% in the last year. that's more than experts forecast. phoenix had the bingest increase. home prices jumped 22% but fell in chicago and new york city. the bay area starting to see more than economic growth in the silicon valley's tech center. construction is the fastest growing industry in the bay area according to the state's employment development department. it added nearly 11,000 jobs. retail, restaurants, bars, hotels and manufacturing have seen improvements and growth is spilling past the south bay into san francisco, and marin.
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samsung is getting involved in another legal battle with the competition. they are asking united states courts to ban imports and sales of eriksson products. they said that the company's products infringe on seven of its patents. they are waging similar battles in ten courts. >> the president's second inauguration is expected to draw smaller crowds. in general they are usually not as crowded as the first. as many as 800,000 people are expected to visit dc for the president's inauguration on january 21st. that's far less than the nearly two million who flooded the mall back in 2009. russian lawmakers trying to punish those who try to scalp tickets. they just passed a bill calling for up to $30,000 in fines for anyone caught illegally selling tickets. the russian president still has teosinte bill into law. >> the christmas season is known for being joyous but less
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mes was number one on christmas day. the film took in $17.5 million and that beat expectations. the second most popular was django unchained. executives say more people spent time in theaters than forecast on christmas day. according to a story in the new york times, a bay area video game company joined forces with began manufacturers with promote the release of a game. back in october ea released it's latest medal of honor game. the times found the game's promotion included a website featuring its gun making
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partners. those website links were later disabled. a new study claims state was tough gun laws have fewer gun related deaths. they site a report that finds states with gun control laws like connecticut, have fewer killings. state was fewer restrictions like alaska, louisiana and montana have more. gun right supporters have argued that the school shooting in connecticut demonstrates that gun laws don't work. >> police in washington dc are investigating a tv news host for showing an illegal gun clip on the air. david gregory held 77 what looked like a 30 round gun magazine. it happened while he interviews the ceo of the nra. the investigation started after progun grouped pointed out they were banned. funerals have been scheduled sunday and monday for the two firefighters shot and
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killed while responding to a fire. meantime a body found yesterday in the home is believed to be that of the sister. police say the man typed a note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and kill people. the police chief read chilling details about his plans. >> quote, i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what they like doing best, killing people. >> police say that the note didn't indicate his motive. they say that he had three guns including a semi automatic similar to the one used in the connecticut school shooting. >> it appears mcaf eric e is spending the week in great britain. he posted an entry on a blog saying he is safe in the country where he grew up. he was born in england. he has been hiding from authorities. he is wanted for questioning in
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the suspicious death of his neighbor. >> we are already getting ready for the new year. why one bay area company wants you to make a new year's resolution. >> and back to work drivers and after christmas shoppers meeting up with light rain and fog today. one final check of the morning.
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. look at how cute that is. how wow like to find that bundle of joy stuck in your stocking? volunteers at one hospital every year make sure they are neatly gift wrapped. the volunteers spend the year knitting giant stockings to welcome babies born on christmas. >> that's great. san francisco muni has a special gift for its riders, the agency will offer free rides on friday to celebrate it's 100th year ins. passengers will be able to ride buses, light-rail and cable cars without paying. the free rides start at 5:00 a.m. on friday. >> ac transit hopes many will make riding the bus their new year's resolution. they are starting a contest through its facebook page. riders who come up with the best reasons to take the bus could win prizes and those include gift certificates to east bay restaurants, movie theaters and stores that contest ends on january 11th. later today the city of san francisco will do this.
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kicking off its christmas tree recycling program. they promote that by running trees through a chipper in front of city hall. last year the city recycled more than 560-tons of trees and this year crews going to start collecting trees left on curbsides on january 2nd. >> let's go to tara covering traffic for us. let's talk about this caltrain issue. >> delays of up to more than an hour. give yourself extra time. the good news is that there hasn't been as many accidents reported in the past hour. here say look at the bridge. we have rain and fog to contend with out there. 880, traffic is flowing well. at the golden gate bridge the sun is starting to come out there on the marin side. nice drive into san francisco, let's check in one last time with mark. the weather has been spotty all
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morning long. >> it has been. every second of the morning. we could have a few rainbows with that sun making a come back. here is the live camera. we have wet pavement. recent rainfall pushing through the area and as a result wet pavement here. bulk of the activity drifted to the south. right now, you can pick out the coverage. scattered around the bay, brief, heavy downpours, out toward menlo park, parts of the peninsula. parts of marin, as far as today we will hold onto shower chances throughout the afternoon, the morning and into the afternoon and quick look, think it's coming up. the five-day but i can tell you tomorrow will be dry with partly cloudy skies, here we go with morning fog for thursday. chance of a shower on friday but a better bet friday night into saturday. we will watch the radar and update today on the 12:00 news. >> like the dry days. >> we need the breaks. >> all right. that is the report for this morning.
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